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Samizdata slogan of the day

The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended.
– Frédéric Bastiat

2 comments to Samizdata slogan of the day

  • Nice saying. Perhaps forms a natural pair with “all that is needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing” ?

    Sorry I can’t remember who said that, by the way.

  • Tim

    I don’t know but assume this might be aimed at the Conservative Party’s stunning performance yesterday.

    Theresa May gave every impression of defending the indefensible from the Today Programme to Newsnight – talking only about protecting vulnerable children. She seemed to be trying to be “nice” about one thing, only to be “nasty” about another.

    It wasn’t until Ann Widdecombe pointed out a simple statistic (that unmarried couples – straight or gay – are six times more likely to split up after the arrival of a child than a married couple) that the fuss could be (somewhat) understood.

    Ignoring the many idiocies of the last couple of weeks, never mind years, I can’t see my status as a lapsed Tory voter changing if they continue to fumble what seem to be relatively straigtforward arguments.